I try to always get in a protein shake before or after my workout. It’s apart of my healthy eating plan, and It’s one of my favorite ways to get protein into my body to help build muscle and maintain my hunger. I also have a video where you can view my tutorial on how I make my shake without spinach here
My favorite quick smoothie or shake usually starts with plant-based protein powder in the vanilla flavor, and I’ll add on from there. Today, I’m sharing the go-to protein drink that gets me going in the morning.
PROTEIN SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS
You can get most of the ingredients on Amazon and your local grocery store. I’ve linked the exact products for you to shop if you want those. If not, use what you have and what you like.
- 1-1/2 A Banana
- Vanilla Protein Powder
- PB2 Peanut Butter Powder
- Almond Milk
- Cinnamon * Optional
- Ice * Optional
HOW I MAKE THE SMOOTHIE
My blender doubles as a cup, so I like first to decide If I want a full or half a banana. I break it up, so it makes it easier to blend.
NOTE: More banana makes the protein smoothie thicker along with the peanut butter. If I’m super hungry, I’ll opt for a thicker consistency.
After the banana, I pour in my almond milk (about 1 cup) And, add a scoop of my Protein Powder. After that, I like to add in a tablespoon of the PB2 peanut butter.
Once I add all the powders, I like to add a handful of spinach (without stems). Sometimes, I’ll add cinnamon for added spice, and that’s usually 1/4 teaspoon. If not, I’ll blend it all until smooth, and all the spinach is no longer visible other than the green color.